In April of 2010 I was matched to this beautiful little girl, from a baby home in Gyumri, Armenia. My heart soared- this was my daughter! All my dreams were coming true! It was a long and hard wait to bring her home but I was finally able to do so in March of 2011. She was 14 months old.
Liana has a mild special need- she has hyperphenylalaninemia. This means that we have to limit her protein intake and monitor her blood levels about every two weeks. But she is healthy and thriving! She is now 2 1/2 years old and is a real chatterbox. She is fearless and wants to do everything that bigger kids can do. She especially loves animals, playing outside, swimming, riding swings, and HORSES HORSES HORSES!
Liana's adoption was full of delays and then unexpected happy leaps forward. I was permitted to bring her home a few months earlier than anticipated. Because of this I needed financial assistance with the final portion of the costs. We were very worried about her baby home's ability to manage her special diet as she grew older and started to eat regular food. I learned about A Child Waits Foundation and applied for help. They offered us both a grant and low interest loan so that Liana's adoption could be completed and she could stay healthy and come home forever.
Thank you so very much to all the wonderful individuals at A Child Waits Foundation!
Your important work helps so many families and children, You make dreams come true! We will keep you in our hearts always.
With much appreciation.
Maribeth and Liana D.